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New jazz club the Jack London Revue seeks to continue historic jazz traditions in Portland

Portland’s jazz community suffered a shocking loss when local-legend and jazz club owner Jimmy Makarounis — better known as Jimmy Mak — passed away in early January, taking his cherished club with him. The loss appeared to signify the beginning of the end for jazz music in the Northwest, which …

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Things to do this week: Spring Dance Loft, Beer Dinner at Falling Sky, Honk! Fest Eugene

Wednesday, June 7-June 17: Bowls Around Town at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E. 15th Ave.), free with sign-up Past and Presents, The Museum Store, is hosting an inclusive and interactive project called Bowls Around Town. Stop by the museum to pick up a bowl kit containing …

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Review: Portland’s Modest Mouse and Mattress bring an exquisite performance to the Cuthbert

Eugene was exposed to a gale-force show of extreme performances on Wednesday night at the Cuthbert Amphitheater, provided by two of Portland’s weirdest exports: Mattress and Modest Mouse. An exquisite Modest Mouse show was preceded by the enigmatic personality of Rex Marshall, who goes by the stage name Mattress. Marshall …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Scott Fisher

Spotlight on Science is a new series from the Emerald Podcast Network in which we bring in some of the members of the University of Oregon science community to explain what their research is in simple language we can all understand. In this episode, Franklin Lewis speaks with Scott Fisher …

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Comedian W. Kamau Bell brings his political humor to the Hult Center on Friday

W. Kamau Bell has a lot to say. Take the title of his new book for example (it’s a mouthful): “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian.” Bell, who …

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Kehlani, Ella Mai and Jahkoy deliver an emotional, memorable WOW Hall performance

In what may have been the best night WOW Hall has seen this year, Kehlani blew minds with her soulful music and inspirational words on Friday with her first performance in Eugene. Not only did Kehlani bring her best to the stage for the Eugene stop on her “SweetSexySavage” tour, …

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Things to do this week: ‘The Cuisine of Mali’ exhibit, Futurebirds at Hi-Fi and ‘Mystery’ of Easter Island lecture

Thursday, April 27: Across the Table, Around the World, The Cuisine of Mali (The Museum of Natural and Cultural History), 6 p.m., $35 with pre-registration This weekend presents a unique opportunity to improve your cultural culinary skill at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. This event explores the “staples and …

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Review: Solange Knowles brings her triumphant stage show to Portland

The unsinkable Solange Knowles played the headlining slot for Soul’d Out Music Fest, a soul and R&B music festival based in multiple venues around Portland, on Friday, April 21, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The festival’s events from April 19–23 have included Travis Scott (who brought Drake out to get …

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Q&A: Alex Luciano from Diet Cig talks writing while touring and ‘Swear I’m Good at This’

Sometimes you need to scream about all that’s wrong with the world. Diet Cig, a two-piece band from New York, will be there when you need to let it all out. It’s hard not to dance when singer and guitarist Alex Luciano yelps and Noah Bowman’s drumming provides a cathartic …

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Things to do this week: April 20-26: Let’s Talk Food, Duck baseball, Record Store Day, Ira Glass, Quack Chats

Thursday, April 20: Let’s Talk Food: Conversations with Oregon food writers at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E. 15th Ave.), 5:30 p.m., $5-10 If you’re a foodie who holds a genuine interest for where your food is sourced, join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History this …

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Emerald Recommends: The best weed dispensary deals in Eugene for 4/20

April 20, the nation’s most popular day for smoking copious amounts of pot, is approaching for the second time since recreational marijuana use has been legalized in Oregon. The origins behind this weed smoking holiday are pretty hazy. Some say that it all started when Jerry Garcia asked his band …

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Ab-Soul and Nick Grant gave Eugene a taste of “real hip-hop” Saturday night

When DJ Kerosene took the stage at WOW Hall on Saturday night, he introduced himself then asked the crowd, “Eugene, are you ready for some real hip-hop tonight?” Only half the venue was full at that point, but those who arrived early were in for a treat. Opening act Nick …

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Review: The Damned bare it all in a stellar Portland performance

According to The Damned’s guitarist and founding member Captain Sensible, the last time the band played in town — a July 29, 2003 performance at the Crystal Ballroom — he ended the set by mooning the audience and walking offstage with his pants down. Some things just never change. After …

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Photos: of Montreal’s exotic, erotic ball at Hi-Fi Music Hall

Good news: the Soviet Union and the United States have made up. They also made out. All it took was of Montreal’s candy-pop and a little help from LGBT rights. Of Montreal’s Friday night show at the Hi-Fi Music Hall was a well-orchestrated theatrical performance that regularly featured the band’s …

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Review: Moon Hooch bring their cracked-out jazz to Hi-Fi

Apart from the novelty riffs of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” and its countless copycats — Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” and Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” — there isn’t enough saxophone in modern pop. Luckily, Moon Hooch — which just played at the Hi-Fi Music Hall Saturday night — is …

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Preview: Solange, Giorgio Moroder and more coming to Portland for Soul’d Out

Spring term means music festival season, and the most impressive lineup of them all may be at the eighth annual Soul’d Out Music Festival. Multiple Portland venues will host a remarkable array of talent for the music festival, which will take over the city from April 19-23. Solange Knowles, The …

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STRFKR to play the Roseland Theater on Saturday night

On Saturday night, indie-pop band STRFKR will perform a hometown show in Portland at the Roseland Theater. Brooklyn duo Psychic Twins will open the show. The band’s frontman, Joshua Hodges, originally founded the band as a solo project in 2007. Hodges added bassist/keyboardist Shawn Glassford and drummer Keil Corcoran after …

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Japandroids and Craig Finn don’t need an encore at Portland’s Revolution Hall

The Japandroids looked and sounded like an entirely different band when they last played in Portland in November 2012. At that Wonder Ballroom performance, guitarist Brian King was visibly nervous when he walked onstage. He was breathing heavily and had to scream into the microphone and strike a few power …

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Flea steals the show at the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Portland concert

The legendary Los Angeles-based group the Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring in support of their 11th studio album “The Gateway.” This is the second album that the band has released since guitarist Josh Klinghoffer replaced long-time member John Frusciante in 2009. Many fans worried that the band’s material …

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St. Patrick’s Day starter kit: Everything you’ll need to feel the luck of the Irish

As winter term’s stress-filled dead week comes to a close, many students are looking for any type of distraction they can to relieve them from their school-induced anxiety. Thankfully, there’s good news. St. Patrick’s day is this Friday. Although there may not be the usual wild party atmosphere you’d expect …

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Culture on campus: Cultural nights at UO allow students to share their heritage

Leaving home is a huge transition for many college students. It’s one thing for students to leave behind their mother’s home cooking, the familiarity of their rooms and the comfort of their families. But for others, leaving home means leaving behind part of themselves. At the University of Oregon, ASUO …

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Video: YouTube musicians Alex Aiono and William Singe perform in Portland

YouTubers Alex Aiono and William Singe came together for a collaborative performance on “The Changes Tour.” Rising to fame via their unique covers of popular R&B/hip hop hits, both Aiono and Singe are not only performing said covers live, but debuting their own new music. They performed to a sold-out …

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Vince Staples wows crowd with stunning visuals at the Roseland Theater Wednesday night

Last week, when the Emerald spoke with Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, he hinted that his upcoming performance at the Roseland Theater will be a not-to-miss event and boy was he not kidding. New wave female vocalist/rapper Kilo Kish — who is touring with Staples for the entirety of his …

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10 do’s and don’ts of campus barhopping

Before you step out into the campus bar scene, check out this list of do’s and don’ts as a guide to conquering (and surviving) the night.  DO: Bring cash money An unfortunate situation that seasoned campus bar-hoppers can attest to are the countless times debit or credit cards have disappeared …

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Dimond Saints impressive performance overshadowed by lack of visual effects Friday night

Oakland-based EDM duo Dimond Saints drew a sizeable audience at WOW Hall on Friday night. The group just kicked off the tour after releasing its third studio album “Prism In The Dark” earlier this month. Dimond Saints comprises DJs An-ten-nae and Releece. The duo has made a significant impact on the …

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Things to do this week: Jan. 19-25: Inside Science with Robert Krulwich, Eugene Women’s March, Hell’s Belles with Brownout, and The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told

Saturday, Jan. 21: Inside Science with Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich at Hult Center for Performing Arts (1 Eugene Center), 8 p.m., $23-43, all ages Robert Krulwich from NPR’s Radiolab will be giving a talk at the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for Performing Arts, detailing his work on the …

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Preview: Eugene Musicians Against Sexual Violence host New Year’s Psychedelic Ball at WOW Hall

This New Year’s Eve WOW Hall will hold the Eugene Psychedelic Ball, hosted by Eugene Musicians Against Sexual Violence (EMASV) and sponsored by Oregon Herbal Remedies and High Lights Garden Supply. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the first band performing at 7:20 p.m, and the music will last until …

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Things to do this week: Nov. 24-30 Turkey Trot, German Fall Festival, Nutcracker, Grateful Dead jam

Thursday, Nov. 24: Turkey Trot Eugene starting at Valley River Center (293 Valley River Center), 9 a.m., $25 registration at event On Thanksgiving morning, before you get weighed down with a belly full of turkey and stuffing, Valley River Center will be hosting the Turkey Trot Eugene. The event will …

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Goldroom and Autograf Perform for a Small Audience in an Intimate Venue

The small gathering of only 23 people made Goldroom and Autograf’s concert at HiFi Music Hall very intimate and lighthearted on the day after the 2016 election. While protests have been occurring around town and certainly across the nation last night, the mood inside of HiFi was carefree and friendly …

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